Carlos Simons Reappointed as Turks and Caicos Supreme Court Judge

Carlos Simons Reappointed as Turks and Caicos Supreme Court Judge

Queen’s Counsel, Carlos Simons has once again been appointed a judge to the Supreme Court of the Turks and Caicos Islands. His appointment took effect from April 1, 2021.

Same as his first appointment in February last year, this will be a temporary assignment and he will serve on the bench for one year.

His appointment in 2020, made him the first indigenous Turks and Caicos Islander to become a judge in the Islands.

At the recommendation of the Judicial Services Commission, Simons was sworn in last week by Governor Nigel Dakin for the second time.

Commenting on the appointment in a press statement this week, the governor expressed that Simons’ judgeship could at some point in the near future become a permanent one.

“My hope is that as a more permanent position emerges his experience in the role will allow him to compete with the best in the region, in an interview process run by the Judicial Services Commission.”

This, the governor said, will consolidate the steps forward that are being taken in the wider justice sector under the guidance of Chief Justice Mabel Agyemang.

Judge Simons brings to the post a wealth of experience and knowledge, having led his law firm’s – Miller Simons O’Sullivan – civil and commercial division for many years.

He was admitted to the TCI Bar in January 1984, appointed as Queen’s Counsel in January 2002 and as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in June 2002.